qǔ to take; to get; to choose

Made up of [ ěr ear radical 128, yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]
Used as component in : zuì
Made with 8 strokes.
Combines 'hand' and 'ear' with the suggestion of 'seizing' someone by the ear with meaning 'take' or 'select'

Related characters


Also uses ěr component: cōng (quick at hearing) wén (to hear)
Also uses yòu component: bào (to announce) dù (to pass) duì (right) fà (to send out) fǎn (contrary) fú (clothes) hàn (chinese) huān (merry) jí (and) jī (fowl) jiān (difficult) nán (difficult) shèng (holy) shòu (to receive) shù (tree) shuāng (pair) yǒu (friend) zé (pool) zhī (to support)

Different tone

qù (go)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

取长补短 qǔ cháng bǔ duǎn Take notice of other people's admirable qualities
巧取豪夺 qiǎo qǔ háo duó Cheat others of their valuables by trickery or force.
将欲取之,必先与之 jiāng yù qǔ zhī bì xiān yǔ zhī A strategy to maintain possession. By giving up something in the hope that it will be rewarded. The story is of a dispute with a greedy neighboring kingdom. Rather than oppose a kingdom volunteered to give up land. When the greed y neighbor continued to take advantage all the neighbors united against it and all the lands were returned.
取而代之 qǔ ér dài zhī To act as a substitute or replacement for someone.